Two cards inspired by ballet

Mama Elephant Reindeer Games and Swan Lake. Card by @craftwalks.

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Hi there!

It’s only one day left till the New Year and I couldn’t leave this year without making two card the idea of which was in my head for a while.  And I believe all of you can relate – some ideas just cannot leave you until are realized. Another day I made Rockettes card using Mama Elephant reindeer games.  Rockettes, especially with their Christmas show, can be considered like an iconic event at Christmas in NYC. But for me this holiday season is associated with another shows – The Nutcracker and Swan Lake ballets. So I just HAD TO made these adorable reindeers to play roles in those.

The first is The Nutcracker. For the background I inked and stamped a white cardstock card base. First inked the bottom with Distress Tumbled Glass, masked the bottom with masking tape and inked the top part with Distress Salty Ocean. Next I stamped branches from ME Twinkle Towns using SSS Island Blue ink.  Slightly sprayed it with white spray and added some random snowflakes here and there with my white pen.

Separately stamped two reindeers, hand drew teeth and Nutcracker apparel,  and a skirt for “Clara”. Colored them with COPICs, fussy cut and adhered to the card base. Added some sequins and a sentiment from ME Jolly and Merry stamps set.Mama Elephant Reindeer Games and Nutcracker. Card by @craftwalks.And the next one is a Swan Lake.  The background here is even simpler.  Bottom – Distress Tumbled Glass, top – Distress Chipped Sapphire,  sprayed with white spray, snowflakes with white pen (even though there is nothing winter in Swan Lake – I still feel it like a winter scene). Added some teared vellum, to add deepness to this scene.  White embossed sentiment, sequins.. And then added role models, who are also altered and colored reindeers from Mama Elephant reindeer games. I tried to create a finale of the ballet on this card. Rothbart is fallen, Siegfried and Odette are dancing their dance of love watching by a group of swans :)Mama Elephant Reindeer Games and Swan Lake. Card by @craftwalks.

Hope you liked my cards. It was so much fun making them.

And this is probably the last post this year – so wish you a Happy new Year!!!

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8 Comments

  1. Reply

    annheidel

    December 31, 2015

    These are so fun! Love the nutcracker reindeer.

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      Svitlana Shayevich

      December 31, 2015

      Thank you a lot!

  2. Reply

    Clelie

    January 18, 2016

    Coming in abit late with a comment…but saw these “Nutcracker Ballet” cards and laughed out loud! They are wonderful, adorable and quite hilarious! Great design work…so very clever! Loved them!

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      Svitlana Shayevich

      February 24, 2016

      Thank you a lot! I usually don’t do these cards, scenes with adorable cuties. But this ideas I wanted to put in life anyways

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    Daria Grushina

    January 22, 2016

    гениально! что тут еще скажешь….

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      Svitlana Shayevich

      February 24, 2016

      Спасибо :)

  4. Reply

    Leigh Penner

    January 28, 2016

    These are adorable and so clever!

    • Reply

      Svitlana Shayevich

      February 24, 2016

      Thank you, Leigh!

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